Lanvin crystal choker and Tom Binns crystal necklace, earrings & cuff from Elle Boutique
Desert rock rings, cuff, neckpiece & harness by Totomoto Australia
Teardrop necklaces, gold cuff & crochet necklace by Sophie Kyron and earrings, rings & flower pendants by Pigeonhole
Squid earrings by yours truly (and I know I keep saying it but watch this space!)
Bjorg horsehair necklaces, beaded & bakelite necklaces from Behind the Monkey
“I spy tentacles, stripey ears, a flash of quartz and jewels like tears. I spy a teapot, a tribal spirit, I spy evidence the butler did it.”
I'm not one of those people who can pinpoint my first fashion memory - my pivotal scribble wasn't a Dior dress, I wasn't a stylish six year old - but certain things piqued my interest at an early age and continue to engage it. Walter Wick's still life photographic work is one of those things. If you were a child of the 90s you may remember a series of books based around the concept of the game of 'I Spy' (and, indeed, entitled so) with artfully constructed photographs of everyday objects brought into a whole new light. Eschewing the ease of digital manipulation to explore the magic of optical illusion, Wick would build whole worlds to illustrate his imagination, each page accompanied by a rhyme hinting at particulars to look out for. The craftsmanship and patience involved in Wick's work is spectacular - more so because it isn't immediately evident. Definitely not just for kids, his overall vision inspired this jewellery editorial.
I SPY as published on fashionising.com
Many thanks to my crack team!